OMG! LOOK AT HOW CLOSE NORTH KOREA PUT THEIR COUNTRY NEAR ALL THE US MILITARY BASES!
I wonder if the U.S. would feel paranoid and threatened if a foreign military set up the same amount of bases to surround the U.S. What if this foreign military was also known to have massacred hundreds of thousands of your people and afterwards these same perpetrators that massacred your people, set up bases all around your country, then proceed to tell you to disarm because you’re the one that seems threatening. Because you know, you’re not allowed to resist.
Not to mention when these American soldiers fuck up and kill civilians from these countries, they don’t even get proper trial and get let off the hook
And some people still think North Korea is the problem for the worsening US-Korea relations. smh.
My friend from Guam wrote an essay about US military stationed there around the same time I started getting really pissed off about this. After a 12 year girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by 3 soldiers in Okinawa I came to the conclusion that the US military and their overseas bases were indefensible. Now that I’m living in Seoul, despite a few reasonable people, I find that an extremely large chunk of US soldiers are completely terrible. The fact that they’re blockading the DPRK and maneuvering around China is bad diplomacy. But we also can’t forget the major damage soldiers cause in the countries that host them. This is the new imperialism.
yep. and this all needs to change. this perception that North Korea is the threat, when really it’s the United States and the United States Military with South Korea.
over dinner today, my aunt from chicago mentioned that she heard on the news that North Korea recently tested some rockets. so I asked her if she heard any news about the massive joint military drills going on right now with the US military and South Korea. and she said no, she didn’t hear of any news like that. then i asked if she had heard anything about all these massive joint military drills being held at least once twice or more per year in the past. and again, she said she didn’t hear anything about this.
this is typical of the average person, the average american. and this needs to change.
you know, i wish everyone would know that these massive joint military exercises being conducted by South Korea and the US military on fairly regular basis aren’t some sort of dinner formal or ball room dance parties between american soldiers and rok soldiers dosey doeing around in some hotel in south korea.
these are actual live massive war games, with rockets and missiles shot, ammos fired and bombs dropped at massive scales that dwarfs any of the few handful of outdated rockets North Korea fires, and fires almost always in response.
and if some american historian or american scholar or some american journalist or some american dude tells you otherwise then they’re being academically and intellectually dishonest with you.
here are some pics of some past US-South Korea military drills. now keep in mind these pics won’t even begin to show you the full scale of what the US Military and South Korean military are doing:
60 years of the US military occupation is enough. It’s time for the US military to leave Korea. They are single biggest threat to peace in Korea.
i need to stop seeing this shit come up on my dashboard. stop mimicking “black men” when you invoke predatory sexuality. recognize it and stop doing it. recognize the part youre playing in perpetuating the deadly myth of the black male rapist.
I understand what is said here, and agree. But I think the pictures/gifs used to demonstrate were a bad choice, only one directly points to the “Predator” being a black man. Just an observation.
find out what aave is and come back
Point made, I was just giving an observation. I agree with your post 100% , but I think there are better examples
absolutely there are. but i made this post as a direct response to seeing the first two gifsets go viral around tumblr’s feminist community. i added the third screenshot to further contextualize my point. a lot of feminists i followm reblogged the hell out of the first two, obviously not seeing that they were using racism to fight sexism.
i also still think you’re failing to see that these are GOOD examples. because in neo-liberal media, overt racism isn’t as pervasive as “subtle” racism. so it’s exactly those first two posts that ppl need to be more aware of. because they might not be trained to see the racism in those situations where it’s not blatant. and that’s exactly what happened when those posts went viral.
this post is going around again a little bit so i want to add a thought process i’ve developed since this post’s conception. if you don’t actually think this is a thing (like some of you reblogging this to say black ppl are reaching bc you assumed op, i, was black) keep a notepad with you for a few weeks and write down every time a non-black person slips into aave (in speech, in a text message, on facebook, whatever.) then next to that, write down why. i’ve done this, and the second column never strayed from three overlapping categories:
1) jocose sexual predation (as in the examples above. real life examples: “AY GIRL, lemme holla atcha!” “lemme get cho numba.. ay yo where you goin’?” on someone’s selfie/profile pic: “DAYUM.” “damn ma, you is fiiiiine.”) verbally, this is, without fail, accompanied by a faked very deep voice. wonder why?
2) jocose aggression (real life examples: “YO FUCK DAT NOISE I AIN’T ABOUT DAT, FUCK DA HATERZ” “WHO IS YOU” “YO ima STOMP that FOOL!” "im finna snatch this bitch weave")
3) being loud (real life examples: “MUH FUCKIN HOMIE” “FO REAL DO” “ooo girrrlll!!!” )
so we slip into aave when we’re putting on sexual predation, aggression, and loudness. what does that tell us about stereotypes of black americans?
I would like to give Planned Parenthood and their Teen Council forum 10/10 stars
idk about you all, but this made me cry and i know not all forms do this, this might be the only one, but knowing that at least one organization recognizes me as a person, doesn’t ask me to lie to fit their box, is one of the most calming and beautiful things to experience.
and i’m just waiting for the day when government forms use this, when schools ask for preferred pronouns, when everywhere has an other category for gender and pronouns.
we’re getting there, y’all. we’re demanding to be seen and it’s working
Israel puts on a show for the world’s media by reminding them over and over again how they tell Palestinian civilians to “evacuate” (which is an insult in itself since they’re not allowed to leave Gaza due to the illegal blockade), but the reality on the ground is that they tell Palestinians ‘we will kill you no matter where you go - you are our targets’ by bombing all the places they’re taking shelter in - ambulances, hospitals and UN schools.
Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), confirmed the bombing, saying that no warning was given by Israel before the missile hit.
"There are certainly multiple dead and injured," he told Al Jazeera.
The strike comes as the United Nations continued to stress the urgent need for an end to the bombardment of Gaza amid rising civilian deaths and a growing humanitarian crisis.